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Noah Caine: New York City’s Best Kept Secret

Coming out of Southside Jamaica, Queens, we bring to you Noah Caine, the hardworking hip-hop artist that is looking to shoulder the game and showcase yet another lyrical talent from the famed borough that has produced some of the greatest talents the game has ever seen. To name a few, we’ve seen Nas, Rakim, Mc Shan, LL, and various others represent to the fullest.

 First off let’s talk about Queens — You’ve previously said that “people sleep on Queens”… Out of all of the MCs that come from Queens, who has influenced you the most as an artist and how do you see yourself paving your OWN way in today’s music industry, especially being from NYC?

 Thanks for having me, I appreciate the interview man. A ton of MCs came out of Queens man, for real, I’m just happy to be noticed for carrying the torch so early in my career. As far as my greatest influences? I couldn’t just pick one, I’d have to definitely credit Nas and being from Southside, I have to include 50 Cent as well. Nas inspires me for his longevity in the game, founded off of his debut classic, it’s incredible to see a body of work stand the test of time for over 20 years. 50 Cent has inspired me to be about my business at all times.  Through watching the way he handles his situations, which I don’t always agree with, I’ve learned how to approach endeavors of my own. You’ve really got to learn from the successes, as well as mistakes, of your idols. With careers as long as theirs, you’re bound to learn a lot. Haha.

Noah, [the] boy who “met the world, without Mr.Feeny”. Can you elaborate on that line in terms of your life and the lessons you’ve learned? Who is Noah Caine?

 Haha, that’s from The Genesis joint off my first project. Respect to you for quoting that. Basically what that line meant is that growing up in a single parent household, I never really had the ability to get all my smarts from home. Sometimes, as young men in the inner city, the streets raise us. It teaches us certain things that you’ll never be able to pick up from the safety of your own home. Seeing people get shot, violence, being around gunfire and narrowly missing bullets myself, those are things that you just have to smarten up to and learn how to deal with or else you’re outta here. Noah Caine is a product of that and you can definitely hear those accounts in the music. On the other hand in reference to the TV show, there are no “Mr. Feenys” in the hood. There are a lot of characters, but I never really came into contact with someone like that pure-hearted, extra father figure, dude portrayed on that TV show, I guess that’s why it’s a TV show.  He doesn’t really exist.

As you gain more publicity, more people are starting to check for your music, you tend to live by and embrace the motto “steady to the top”, can you detail what brought about that motto? How are you handling the increase in supporters of your music?

 That motto, saying, mantra, -whatever you want to call it, came from a point in time where my team and I just felt lost in the whole process of making music. We were all seriously about to just quit and put our energies into other endeavors. One of my boys wanted to work for the government, another wanted to travel and see the world, I wanted to focus more on going to college. It was just like “well, this isn’t popping, let’s do something else”. We couldn’t leave it alone though, and we realized that we were being impatient because we believed in ourselves 100% and wanted people to embrace our talents instantly. As we learned the game, we realized that nothing comes that easily, so I think I just started saying “Steady to the top” in a lot of our meetings and convos when we were just kicking it and it stuck. We’re all here now, we ain’t quit and the music is getting more attention every day.

 

As far as the increase in fans I think it’s a gift and a curse. I get a lot of people telling me that they relate enough to understand my story, but are still curious to see where I’m going with it, that’s dope. On the flip side, I feel like if I ever quit I’d be letting a lot of people, who use my story for their own personal escape or release, down. I’ve realized that a lot of young cats have no voice, not everybody Raps or has the means to Rap, so they use the dudes who are talented as motivation and when you quit, to your fans it’s like their best homie just died. That’s a weight I gotta carry.

As mentioned, your fist mixtape “The Pre-Season” was well received and quite frankly it was a breath of fresh air to the game. How are you doing fam, mentally and physically? To date, what has been your greatest motivation to keep grinding?

 Good looking out, haha! I rarely have interviews where they ask the artist like, really, how are you doing? I’m great though man, I can’t complain just trying to get this foundation built to get some more traction in this game. I’m in a mental state of peace and positivity, there’s always negativity around but you have to try and avoid it. I recently lost a big influence in my life, my uncle, and that really messed me up. He was the one who really influenced me to start rapping at a young age, man. It was hard but I gotta keep going in memory of him. That’s my greatest motivation at the moment, to just keep creating through the hard times to get a better knowledge of who I am and how I put together my perception of life in general. It’s therapeutic. Rest in peace Big Vin.

Speaking of The Pre-Season – In “The Crown”, you say “I’ll bring it all to you and never fall back..cause opportunity knocks, but never calls back” Do you feel as though it’s your time, that opportunity is knocking? Talk about your upcoming projects and when can we expect them?

 I most definitely feel like we all got a calling. I feel that you’ll be shown your way, your path. You can’t fight it, because if you do you’ll have a harder time on this Earth going against the plan that the higher power has intended for you. That’s real. I feel like it’s just my path man, things are lining up and more people are putting me on their radar on a higher level. I’ve had some conversations with people high up in the industry who support my talents and that’s just the way it goes when there’s a path for you and you follow it with positivity and realness.

 

My next project out it a continuation of the last project. It’s called “Rookie Season” and it’s produced by Half Amazin’. There’s a lot of energy on this new joint and it was really, really dope to make despite all the ups and downs I’ve been going through personally. It’s dope, for real. The people are gonna fuck with it.

Let’s go ahead and speak it into existence, where you do you envision your career a year or 2, possibly even 5 years from now?

 5, 10, 15 years from now I’m going to still be telling my story as it evolves. People are still going to be able to relate to what I’m doing and I’ll definitely always be a beast on the mic…probably a couple of really nice business deals too. I got plans for a few ideas that I’d like to set into motion when the time’s right. People always talk about how great B.I.G or Pac would have been today if they hadn’t passed away and that’s always motivation for me because I want to be as great as they would’ve been if they were still alive. I guess I use their careers as a source of unlimited inspiration. That “what if” conversation is really inspiring to me as an artist. May they rest in peace.

Where can we find your previous work, upcoming releases, and contact info?

 Everything y’all need is on www.NoahCaine.com man. Go grab “The Pre-Season”. Hit me up on Twitter and come out to the next show in NYC or if I’m in your city. It’s been a pleasure man, thanks a lot for reaching out. Much respect. Steady.

Thank you to Noah Caine for the insight to your music and we look forward to much continued success from you.

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Greatness Opens Doors – ’nuff said

The artistry that is hip-hop is alive and well, as for GoD Jewels, he’s a testament to this statement. Once again, Jewels delivers with a substance filled tape completely embodying what an MC should be, offering features that bring their own to the table. If you thought he was “On The Cusp” before, he might have just kicked the door down with this effort. As the cover details, he remains faithful to his city, especially with the debut of the video “All Things ‘Go”. Greatness truly does open doors, find out for yourself.

Download – http://usershare.net/gowherehiphop/ol9i20j7dpsr

http://www.godjewels.com

Bringing You the up and coming artist, Mr. Jefferson.

Introducing Mr.Jefferson, a persistent MC straight out of Jacksonville, Florida


Allow LifeHasNoScript to introduce you to an up and coming artist that does everything by himself, a promising “one man band”. Mr Jefferson, first name Joe, started rapping when he was 8, influenced by Hip-Hop heavyweights such as Nas and Hot Boys.  Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida he originally relocated from Pensacola, Florida to pursue music completely and gain more opportunity.

At the young age of 13, people started to take notice and he set a goal in music not be the best, but to be feared and respected in the game. The reason behind the stagename, Mr. Jefferson was the constant mention of him being the smallest guy around so he decided to go by the name Mr. Jefferson and of course,  the name Mister demands respect.


Everything he spits, he lives.  He stays in his lane, never to decieve his audience.  Be on the lookout for his upcoming mixtape, The Hip Hop Bailout Plan vol. 1.

Download His Pre Mixtape – Free Lunch

Download – New Money – Mr. Jefferson

Download – RnB Game


FIND MORE FROM MR.JEFFERSON ON HiS BLOG – http://mrjeffersonmusic.blogspot.com/

Introducing Young Rilla – Putting Indiana on The Map

LifeHasNoScript links up with another artist, this time it’s Young Rilla, an MC looking to put Indiana on the map! Check out the interview to find out more about his music and upcoming works in 2009.

When you sit down to write your music, how you go about telling your story?

It really depends on what I’m trying to do with the song. Like for instance, on “May Day” I didn’t really want to try too hard to be like…clever or witty or anything because I wanted the song to feel more natural. When I’m arguing with my girl, I’m not sitting and thinking up a thousand “hot” metaphors. I’m just saying how I feel, ya know? But then again, on some songs I like to go that extra mile to be original and what not. It is what it is I guess. All I really know is that I never try to make the same song twice, so my creative process has to be a little different with each one.

Why do you call yourself Young Rilla?

Well, basically I like to think that I keep it Rilla-than-most. But yeah, that’s what my niggas in the hood call me ya dig? And I’m the youngest of 4 so…yeah.. ‘Tis watta ’tis.. Real Recognize Real Records baby!

What type of music would you say that you make?

I just try to be diverse bro. I know I have a vocab and some insight into a lot of stuff, so I just try to present it in an artistic way that the averagenigga in Nikes and Roc jeans can appreciate. I’m not really one for all the glitz and glamour. I’m not “swag splashing” on hoes or nothing. I’m just a dude from the hood with a knack for wordplay and an outlook on life that’s easy to understand if you’ve ever lived in a place with more murders than job opportunities. So in a sense, I guess I’m a grassroots sorta guy. I am what hip-hop came from and I sound like where it’s headed.Coolbeans.

How long have you been making records?

Records? About 4 years. I “met” Billboard B at 16 and he’s been my executive producer, CEO, and manager ever since. Really, the man has known me since birth. We go waaaaaaaaay back. But he didn’t know I was a rapper and I didn’t know he was into putting out acts until that time. But fuck that, I’ve been a writer since I was like 12. I used to write raps instead of doing class work.

Who were your biggest influences and music and who’s your favorite artists out right now?

I love this question lol. Man My biggest influences change weekly, but some that always float at the top are Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas, Tupac, and Tip. For a nigga like me, that’s like the “Dream Team” right there. I’ve picked up little nuances and tricks of the trade as far as pure FLOW goes. I can thank Jay and Em for a lot of that. I feel like I can twist syllables with the best of them because I study the best of them. Those dudes go ham on every track. Me and the other Mr. Jones share a lot of the same rebel thoughts, ya feel me? He’s real deep and he pushes the envelope all the time. I like that.Pac and Tip pour a certain passion into their music that you can’t help but to feel, and Tip put me onto punch-ins in the booth, lol. I love those guys’ music man.

I know a lot of fans been waiting on you to drop the mixtape, what have you been up to lately?

Uhh, around lol. Man I’ve been doing so much shit bruh. We’ve been throwing Triple R release parties for the various Steel City Music DVD/CD joints. We’re up to Vol 5. now. It’s been real jazzy. I even got some production on there from some of my NT brethren (Shouts to T.I.M.E.). Gorilla Island Vol 1. has done serious numbers and Vol 2. just dropped like yesterday. So it’s safe to say I done jumped off the porch, I just ain’t made it down the block yet. It’s been a matter of my putting the label first and foremost and establishing that brand, ya feel me? But that fix is on the way this summer. Blee’dat. Young Rilla’s yet-unnamed-first-solo-mixtape…… SOON!

What’s your inspiration behind your calling to make music?

The money. Sike. F the money. I make music because there’s always been a song in my head as long as I can remember. That’s it. It’s not that complicated. It hasn’t always been my song though. Back in the day it was Hammer. As I grew up it was Biggie and Pac . Now it’s me. Ya feel me? When I’m depressed, there’s a song in my head (probably Em’s). Music has always been a sort of therapy to me. It’s always been cool to know some obscure punchline buried in track whatever on that one album. Me and my guys still test each other with random ass bet you can’t finish this line moments. hip-hop is just… me.

What was the biggest situation in your life that influenced your music the most?

There you go startin shit lol… Well, my moms passed away 2 years ago when I was 18 and that’s still really tough on me. Hence the song/screenname Dear Winter (Dearwinter219). She was truly my biggest fan, mainly because she actually knows ME and not just the me I let people see. So yeah, that’s been heavy on me. I handle it like a G though. I mean it is what it is. That’s life. Now I just gotta make her proud, even though she was proud of me a long time ago.

If you could choose one artist to collab with on a track, who would it be and why?

Just one? Damn. Well then Outkast is just gonna have to count as one person then. I’m breaking the rules. These cats are BY FAR two of my favorite rappers ever. I mean, just sonically from album to album — these dudes NEVER cease to amaze me. Their ear for beats is so unique and BigBoi is probably the most swag tight nigga in the industry over the past 15 years or so. That’s real. Dre is Dre. What more can you say? What more do you have to say? I’ll tell you what, put me on Skew it on the Bar B Remix and bet I don’t murk off. I dare you…

What’s the best word to describe your music and why?

Real. I bet you didn’t see that coming did you? I mean, I just keep it real man. I’m a real musician. I play the sax. I’m a real nigga . I’m really from the hood and my lyrics are real life. I don’t bullshit and shuck and jive for attention. I’m not making a dance song. My dude, I don’t even know how to dance! I just like real hip-hop about real feelings and real trials and tribulations. I’m not out here saying I sold 10 bricks on my day off or in between classes in high school (read: fronting like 90 % of the industry). I was too busy skipping class to read the dictionary for all that jazz, to be real with you. I’m a rapper, and I’m damn good. Excuse my confidence. Let’s be real, if you want a trapper-that-raps, I ain’t that. If you want hip-POP music, I ain’t that neither. I’m just that guy down the block that’s seen and done a lot of stuff a few times and figured it would be smarter to just rap.

What do you plan to accomplish in music and what are your plans for this year??

Man I’m trying to do the same thing we do every night Pinky. The mixtape will probably be dropping later June or early July. Right now, there’s Gorilla Island Vol 2. in the streets. I’m heavy on that track list. You can expect another Steel City Music compilation in the fall. We’re hitting in all quarters my man. Outside of music though, a nigga need to get himself back in school and on that nursing path once more. Yeah man, Young Rilla is trying to be a male nurse. Save the Greg Focker comparisons. I’m far from a gay lord.. It’s been one man…’Preciate the interview fammo. I’m ghost… — Rilla

Click to download May Day – Young Rilla

Click to download Welcome To Indiana – Young Rilla ft Ric Jilla

Myspace/Booking infohttp://www.myspace.com/foundation_Rilla

The Boy Illinois showing versatility in 2009

The Boy Illinois, the Illinois State Representative, will soon be releasing his 2nd installment from the Inhale Series, titled “ Loyalty Before the Love ” on June 22nd... It’s coming with an all new vibe, more versatility, and is going to provide the listener with an explanation as to what the young artist has been going through since he recorded Inhale Part 1. The talented MC is perfecting his craft and looking to build his fanbase with his second effort and you can expect a lot more from him this year, as he looks to provide the game with more fresh talent in Hip Hop in new collaborations and features.

LifeHasNoScript got a chance to catch up with The Boy Illinois to discuss his upcoming mixtape Inhale Part 2 – Loyalty Before the Love and see what he has in-store for the future. He shares the inspiration, thought process, and his current situation, as he prepares himself to lay verses on an mixtape with feel of an album once more.

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For Inhale Part 1 Mixtape Download – Click Here

I’m Illy Download(For Promotional Use Only) – Click Here

You can catch more of his music at http://www.myspace.com/theboyillinois or https://lifehasnoscript.wordpress.com where he will be exclusively releasing all of his upcoming material.

– That Gentleman – Life Has No Script, You Have The Opportunity to write your own.